message from youtube that my browser is outdated..but i have all recent updates
When I try to view videos on youtube, I get a message that my browser is outdated and I should upgrade. However, I have all of the most recent updates. What gives.
Additional System Details
- Gecko default plugin
- Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
- RealPlayer Plugin
- eMusic DLM 4.1.3
- Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers
- Coupons Inc. Plugin
- The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
- Shockwave Flash 10.1 r82
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20061025 Firefox/18.104.22.168 Congoo NetPass
Hey there, this is not a commercial interruption. You’re using an outdated browser, which YouTube no longer supports. Some features on YouTube may not work.
Please upgrade to a modern browser. Here are a few options:
Continue to video
You seem to have a version from October of 2006 = 4 years old.
If you are sure you have a newer version, see this:
If that isn't the case, Firefox 22.214.171.124 is the last ever release for Mac OSX 10.3.9 and earlier versions. Get it here: https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/126.96.36.199/mac/en-US/
But that version is also blocked by many popular websites, like YouTube.
Basically you need a newer operating system to install a newer version of Firefox.
about firefox: version 3.6.11
about this mac: 10.5.8
i think i'm up to date but i'm also not great at this stuff.
thanks for the help/suggestions.
It looks like you are up to date as far as Firefox goes, your UserAgent is probably locked on that old version by an extension you have installed.
type about:config in the URL bar and hit Enter
If you see the warning, you can confirm that you want to access that page.
Filter = general.useragent.
Right-click the preferences that are bold, one line at a time, and select Reset.
Then restart Firefox
aha - i did the reset user agent - could only reset general.useragent.override but that appears to have done the trick!!
thanks so much. i wish i hadn't waited so long to address this!
Firefox 4 will be changing what can and can't be modified with the UserAgent, there's been too many application that mess with it for no reason except "vanity" - the "name" of an application that does that can be tracked in server logs. There are other ways a website can be made aware of which plugins a user has installed for purposes of delivering content, without "broadcasting" that information to every web site you visit.